On the Road to Yosemite

To get to Yosemite National Park, we flew into San Francisco, rented a car, and drove the approximately 3.5-4 hours. The drive afforded me some cool photo taking opportunities. Thankfully, my husband usually likes to drive and doesn’t mind if I spend most of my time in the passenger seat snapping away. Usually I’m snapping out of the sunroof or through my window, but occasionally he has to put up with me trying to shoot through his side. (With safety in mind, of course!) I bet he could go on and on about the antics he puts up with.:)

For most of the road trip, I had my trusty Canon G11 out to snap photos. Here is what I captured.

Getting off the San Mateo Bridge, I saw this water collected and the reflections of the towers caught my eye.

Yellow and blue is a great combo! These hills were full of photos. I took more with my DSLR on the way back, which I’ll post at a later point. (Hopefully!)

Gnarled up trees. I thought this worked best in b+w because it brings out the spooky quality of the trees.

Driving through farmland

One of my favorites.

I took over driving for a while as Malhar passed out on the passenger seat. We’d been up since 3am and he hadn’t been able to sleep on the plane. After me driving for about an hour or so, we got off the highway and started driving through way more interesting views. I was salivating over the missed photo opps and he took pity on me and took over driving again. What a guy!

This one is technically on the road back, but same difference! The day we left Yosemite, the skies were actually interesting – full of clouds and not just the straight blue skies we’d experienced while we were there. (Though I’m thankful for no rain, for the most part!)

I love this one! The palm trees are not perfectly focused and I wish I’d taken it with my DSLR, but it’s one of my favorites nonetheless. This shot involved a bit of maneuvering because the trees were on the driver’s side, so I was all up in my husband’s face to try to get the best view. I just love all the layers and colors in this.

Next I will slowly start to go through my DSLR shots and pick out some of the gems. If there are any!

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Mary VAugust 19, 2011 - 12:44 pm

omg….the last shot is my fave. We don’t have palms like that here! Everything is so huge and vast!

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